All human beings share a desire to explore and understand the world around us. Science developed out of that curiosity. Science is based on a search for knowledge based on experimentation and observation. Sometimes observation is made directly with the five senses. Sometime technological devices, such as microscopes, are used to help. Thoughtful observation communicates. It is clear and detailed and takes practice.
This activity will give students a chance to test out their own observational skills through a series of fun, engaging observational tests. Tests include looking for certain objects in pictures, viewing a short video clip and answering questions about what they observed, and interpreting optical illusions.
Making Observations: Observational Tests is used in conjunction with another short observation activity, Confection Connection which is available in my TPT store.
The attached zipped file includes:
Making Observations: Observational Tests PowerPoint- 27 slides
Making Observations: Observational Tests Teacher Notes- 1 page with answer key and video clip links